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THE WORD OF GOD SHALL FOREVER TRIUMPH!

⏰Saturday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (21 Nov 2020) 📖Rev 11:4-12; Ps 144:1, 2, 9-10 (R.v.1a); Luke 20:27-40 🎤THE WORD OF GOD SHALL FOREVER TRIUMPH! Does that not give you a cause to be joyous? That means that whatever the Word of God says about you shall come to pass. And he says in John 20:19, “Peace be with you.” And in another place he says, “I have come that [you] may have life, life in all its fullness” (John 10:10). To you who are sick, “By his stripes, you are healed” (1 Pet 2:24). To the...

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“WOE TO ME IF I DO NOT PREACH THE GOSPEL” (1 Cor 9:16)

⏰Friday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (23 Nov 2018) 📕Rev 10:8-11; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 (R.v.103a); Luke 19:45-48 Preaching the good news is a responsibility that befalls every Christian, and not just the ordained. In fact, baptism by its nature makes one to share in the three-fold office of Christ, as priest, prophet and king. The prophetic function imposes on one the responsibility of fulfilling the mission mandate of Christ to his disciples, “Go into the whole world and preach the good news…” (Matt 28:19). Even though the baptismal character imposes that function as a...

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“OUR HELP IS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD” (Ps 124:8)

⏰Thursday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (17 Nov 2016 – Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary) ????Rev 5:1-10; Ps 149:1b-3, 3-4, 5-6a and 9bc (R. Rev 5:10); Luke 19:41-44 ????”OUR HELP IS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD” (Ps 124:8) Do you understand what the psalmist meant when he says, “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal man who cannot save” (Ps 146:3)? If you are yet to understand that, ask an average Nigerian to define the term, “Politician” to you. You might get answers that will shock you. That is because of the activities...

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“TO HIM WHO CONQUERS, I WILL GRANT TO EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE” (cf. Rev 2:7)

⏰Monday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (16 Nov 2020) 📖Rev 1:1-4, 2:1-5a; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 (R. Rev 2:7b); Luke 18:35-43 🎤”TO HIM WHO CONQUERS, I WILL GRANT TO EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE” (cf. Rev 2:7) Have you ever had an encounter with the book of Revelation? Have you tried to read through it? If not, I encourage you to pick up your Bible and join us as we make a journey through it in this period. For a start, make sure you read the first two chapters today. The book was written...

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“BLESSED THE MAN WHO FEARS THE LORD” (Ps 112:1b)

⏰Saturday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (12 Nov. 2016 – Memorial of St. Josaphat) ????3 John 5-8; Ps 112:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 (R.v.1b); Luke 18:1-8 ????”BLESSED THE MAN WHO FEARS THE LORD” (Ps 112:1b) St. Josaphat, whose Memorial we celebrate today is a model of what it means to have fear of God in us. He was a leader of the Orthodox Catholics but saw the division in the Church as being against the will of God. He returned to the Church and worked for the unity of the Church until he laid down his life for it.????...

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“BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WALK IN THE LAW OF THE LORD” (cf. 119:1b)

⏰Friday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (11 Nov. 2016 – Memorial of St. Martin of Tours) ????2 John 4-9; Ps 119:1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18 (R.v.1b); Luke 17:26-37 ????”BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WALK IN THE LAW OF THE LORD” (cf. 119:1b) As we gradually draw closer to the end of the liturgical year, the readings of this period keep taking our minds back to the time of the ultimate end of all things. The Gospel calls us to fix our mind on this reality so that whenever it happens, it shall not be an accident to...

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JESUS HAS PAID THE PRICE FOR YOU AND FOR ME

⏰Thursday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (10 Nov. 2016 – Memorial of St. Leo the Great) ????Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:6c-7, 8-9a, 9bc-10 (R.v.5a); Luke 17:20-25 ????JESUS HAS PAID THE PRICE FOR YOU AND FOR ME Wait a minute! Did you give Donald Trump a chance to win? I still can’t believe it myself. And I tell you this! Forget about public opinion on you and people’s condemnation of your faith, and hold on sincerely to Christ. Your victory shall also be a surprise to those who mock you. Amen.???????? Now, strictly speaking, we are all slaves of...

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LIFE IS CHANGED THROUGH DEATH

⏰Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 2 Macc 7:1-2, 9-14; Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8 and 15 (R.v.15b); 2 Thess 2:16 – 3:5; Luke 20:27-38 LIFE IS CHANGED THROUGH DEATH The three readings that we have in our Liturgy of today, in one way or another, point to the fact of afterlife. We are on journey in this present life and our destination is in eternal life. For every Christian, this eternal life is founded on the love which God has shown in Christ Jesus, as St. Paul explained to us in Second Reading. He encouraged the Thessalonians to remain...

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BE WISE! OUR COMMONWEALTH IS IN HEAVEN!!

⏰Friday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (06 Nov. 2020) 📖Phil 3:17 – 4:1; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 (R.v.1); Luke 16:1-8 🎤BE WISE! OUR COMMONWEALTH IS IN HEAVEN!! Have you ever paused to think about this: that many of us fear man more than God? Have you not noticed that many of us make more and quicker efforts to free ourselves from law enforcement agents than we make to come out of sin? ➖We prefer giving bribe so as to secure a contract or job than trusting God. ➖We would prefer having premarital sex with an insisting man/woman...

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LOST BUT FOUND!

⏰Thursday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (03 Nov. 2016 – Memorial of St. Martin de Porres) ????Phil 3:3-8a; Ps 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (R.v.3b); Luke 15:1-10 ????LOST BUT FOUND Have you ever lost something very important to you and later found it? I bet you have. How did you feel when you found it? I believe it was a great experience. I wish you could take your mind back to one of such experiences. Did you not feel upset? The psalmist said that God created us for himself and we belong to him (Ps 100:3). But sin separates...